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SKIN CANCER

 

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and accounts for 80% of all cancers. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. For this reason prevention …

by Dr Georgia Page

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is Australia’s second deadliest cancer. It claims more lives than breast cancer, prostate cancer,  and melanoma.  1 in 13 Australian’s will be diagnosed with bowel cancer in their lifetime and it claims the lives of 5,375 people per …

by Dr Georgia Page

Telehealth and Face to Face Consultations

During the COVID 19 Pandemic – to keep our patients and staff safe and to enable social distancing in our waiting room we are continuing to provide telephone consultations. In some cases however, a face to face appointment will be …

Vaccination in Seniors Update

 

The focus on vaccination is often on children but what about our over 65 population?  Older people suffer higher rates of serious illness and death from infectious diseases such an influenza, pneumococcal disease and herpes zoster.  This is because …

by Dr Georgia Page

Urinary Tract Infections in Seniors

A urinary tract infection (UTI)  is an infection of part of the urinary tract which includes the urethra, bladder, ureter and kidneys. UTI’s are one of the most common infections in older adults with over 10% of women older than …

by Dr Georgia Page

Be Prepared for COVID-19: A Handy Guide

Taken from an article written by Dr Kat McLean, MBChB FRACGP FRNZCGP and Dr Wendy Burton MBBS FRACGP (Hon)

STAY AT HOME AND USE THE PHONE

This advice is of a general nature only. For information specific to your needs, …

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic medical condition in which levels of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood become too high. Over time this can lead to complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputations and …

by Dr Georgia Page

”T” is for Throat!

This is the third and final article in a series of three, covering conditions involving the Ears, Nose and Throat. This one is for the letter T, throat. The throat is the front part of the neck, and starts at …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

“N” is for Nose!

In the second of my three articles on Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) issues affecting children, I will tackle ‘N’… which stands for Nose! GPs see many issues affecting the nasal passages, ranging from snuffly babies, to allergic rhinitis, to …

by Dr Samantha Pethen

”Can You Please Bulk Bill Me?”

We are a privately billing practice, but we are often asked to bulk bill.

Often, we will try to comply, we are human and we do care, but it places incredible strain on the surgery.

When doctors bulkbill, patients often …

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